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Spiced Hot Chocolate

Spiced Hot Chocolate

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This is a spiced version of hot chocolate that is absolutely fantastic. It can be a little rich, though. As with any recipe, you should try it first. Adjust the spices to your preference. If the drink is a bit rich for your taste you can add a cup of water to cut it down a bit.

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  • Calories:
  • 118 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 106 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat until lukewarm; stir the cocoa powder and sugar into the warmed milk until dissolved. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, chili powder, nutmeg, and cloves. Heat another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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Oooh, this is just divine! My teenage son nagged me constantly to make this, so I devised a short cut: Mix all the dry ingredients together. To make one cup, use a very slightly rounded tablespoonful of the dry mix and add a little boiling water, stirring to make a thin paste. Then add the hot milk, a drop of vanilla, top with marshmallows and enjoy! I also add a pinch of salt to bring out the flavor.


This hot chocolate is amazing! At first i was skeptical, because chili powder isnt something you normally pair with chocolate, but it gives it a strangely attractive flavor. I substituted 2c milk with vanilla "Silk" (soymilk) and it still turned out delicious. be sure to stir very well before drinking, and keep a spoon handy while drinking, because everything settles. otherwise, this is one of the very best mugs of chocolate i've ever had.


If it is a bit too rich, you can cut it down with a small amount of water.